Clarence Wardell III, PhD
Clarence Wardell III is the director of City Solutions at Results for America, supporting Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities Initiative. In this role he works with mid-size cities across the country to help them use data and evidence to guide their programming and investment decisions. He was most recently a member of the US Digital Service at the White House, where he led strategy and product management across several projects. In that role he also co-led the White House Police Data Initiative, an effort aimed at using open data as a means to increase trust and engagement between law enforcement and the communities they serve. Prior to this, Dr. Wardell served as a Presidential Innovation Fellow from 2014 to 2015.
Dr. Wardell is a researcher and social entrepreneur who is passionate about using technology to increase and enhance civic engagement. Previously, he was a research scientist with CNA Corporation’s Safety & Security group, where he provided analytical support to emergency management and law enforcement organizations to improve response outcomes. Alongside his work at CNA, Dr. Wardell has developed several civic-focused software products and conducted research in the online charitable giving space. In 2012, he co-founded tinyGive, a social media-based microphilanthropy platform that was acquired in 2016.
Dr. Wardell holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan and a PhD in industrial and systems engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.